In the first game of the jamboree, Fayetteville started out with a clock-killing drive that culminated in a 1-yard touchdown carry by Dustin Ingram.
Quarterback Tyari Powell-Welch was clutch for the team on two different fourth down occasions on the same drive. He had a quarterback sneak for 2 yards to pick up a first down midway through the drive. Then, when the team faced a fourth-and-15 situation, Powell rolled out to his right and completed a pass over the middle to Jacob Skinner that moved the team inside the goal line. The two point conversion failed, making it 6-0.
After that, the game was all B.B. Comer. Dylan McClure scored on the Tigers’ first offensive drive on a pitch to the left for a 52-yard touchdown. Tyler Holmes connected with Jaylun Thomas for a successful two-point conversion to make it 8-6.
Comer scored their second touchdown off a Fayetteville turnover to increase their lead to 14-6. The two-point conversion failed.
Holmes scored the team’s third touchdown on a 4-yard carry. Tay McElrath carried the ball across the goal line for a successful two-point conversion to make it 22-6.
“Fayetteville did a heck of a job there in the first quarter,” B.B. Comer head coach Anthony Jacks said. “They had the ball the entire quarter, so you talk about very frustrating, hats off to them because they didn’t make mistakes. They just ran right down the field on us. I’m glad I was able to see that in a jamboree, because it’s going to wake our kids up a little I think. Hats off to Coach (John) Limbaugh, those guys are much improved. I’m proud to see our guys respond to that, because that was demoralizing. The guys kind of came back. Once we felt like we got some confidence there, we started playing a little better on the offensive and defensive side. It’s great for a jamboree because we’ve got some good things to look at and we’ve got some things that we can nag them about too, so that’s what you want in these types of games.”
TC Central defeated Ohatchee in the second game. The first quarter was scoreless. In the second quarter, Jeremy Allen caught a pass from Zekyle Stockdale for a 34-yard gain to put the Fighting Tigers at the 2-yard line. Darrell Maple got the touchdown from 2 yards out to give the Fighting Tigers a 6-0 lead. Allen had a huge tackle for a loss of 19 yards on Ohatchee’s final drive of the game. Justin Woodruff sealed the game for the Fighting Tigers with an interception.
TC Central’s second year head coach Damien Dorsey offered praise to Allen for his big plays in the win.
“I call Jeremy Allen ‘The Senator,’” Dorsey said. “This kid is so smart it’s just ridiculous. I love him—he works hard and he is so humble. Those types of kids –you want them to have success because they let everybody else have so much success and that’s what he does. This kid has a 4.0 with a 23 ACT. Any time you can let somebody like that shine, I’m all for it.”
In the third game of the night, Fayetteville beat Ohatchee 14-8 on the final play.
Houston Goins scored the game winning touchdown as time expired from 4 yards out to give the Wolves the win.
“We enjoyed getting a victory in the second game,” Fayetteville head coach John Limbaugh said. “Ohatchee is a good ball club and a well-coached team. We were able to do some things to pound it on the ground a little bit. That’s who we are.”
Tyari Powell-Welch scored from 8-yards out on a quarterback keeper. Dustin Ingram had a successful two-point conversion to give the Wolves an 8-0 lead.
Ohatchee’s Tristan Allen answered with a score from 3 yards out and Dillon Parker had a successful two-point conversion to make it 8-8.
Ingram led the Wolves in the second game in rushing with 51 yards on six carries and had the long carry, 23 yards, for the team. Houston Goins had 47 yards on seven carries.
Despite losing both games, Ohatchee head coach Nathan Wehunt said the jamboree provided plenty of fodder for the team to prepare for their season opener next week against White Plains.
“That’s the main thing about a scrimmage,” Wehunt said. “We don’t really approach it as: we want to go out there and try to win. We want to get everybody as much playing time as possible, get the rust off of us as for as penalties and turnovers and all that stuff. That’s the main reason I always like playing jamborees: to get us ready for week one.”